The Minnesota Twins were pretty busy this winter. Jake Odorizzi, Logan Morrison, Fernando Rodney and Addison Reed joined the roaster in the American League Wild Card Game. The Twins are already heading towards the postseason, and it seems like they have reached an agreement with Lance Lynn.
“Lance Lynn’s one-year, $12 million contract could increase to a total of $14 million if he attains performance bonuses,” Jon Morosi tweeted.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) March 10, 2018
“Sorry for confusion: been told Twins will surrender the No. 95 overall pick,” Dan Hayes added to the topic.
Lynn has been quite a shot for the offseason. He was often offered the role of a ‘mid-rotation workhorse,’ and he did miss 2016. Last season was the fifth time he topped 175 innings in a single season.
But, there’s a slight problem regarding Lynn’s role. His peripherals aren’t as good as they used to be, but he may improve during the regular offseason.
The Twins could use rotation help. Ervin Santana is still recovering from his finger surgery. The team has given $10 million to Michael Pineda, and he won’t pitch this season.
Let’s not forget that Lynn had already turned down the two-year deal from the Twins, but they still ended up together.